Innovative GroupGAP Food Safety Program

Unique Verification Program Opens Doors for Produce Industry

Along with a number of programs and services that facilitate marketing, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) helps create opportunities for growers and buyers through its Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) Audit Programs, which verify that operations follow industry-recognized food safety practices and recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

After 3 years of field testing, AMS is launching GroupGAP, a new food safety certification option that will increase opportunities for the entire industry to supply and buy GAP-certified produce.

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